Pay It Forward - Teach With Movies

What did you think of the different acts of pay-it-forwardism shown in the movie?

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The plan was traced back to it original source by a reporter (Jay Mohr) who received a brand new jaguar as a “pay it forward” gift when his car got totaled.

Trevor’s idea of “paying it forward” to change the world is an example of logos.

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Objectives/Student Outcomes Using this Learning Guide: Students can meet standards in writing and critical thinking with assignments that provoke in-depth analysis of the problematic aspects of pay-it-forwardism as shown in the movie and can exercise creativity in their own application of the concept.

His mom “pays it forward” by helping her mom get back on her feet, and the good deeds spread.

First, there were at least two instances of pay-it-forwardism shown in the movie that were simply unethical: when Trevor's grandmother aided and abetted the escape of a criminal fleeing the police and when that same man, paying it forward, shot up the hospital emergency room to get quick care for the girl having an asthma attack.

Does the story's ending, Trevor's death, help promote the film's theme or work against the concept of paying it forward?


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I have a strong belief in showing people what they mean to me. I have a strong belief in kindness. I have a strong belief that everyone has a bit of goodness inside of them and most of all I have a strong belief in paying it forward. Even with the smallest acts of kindness you should pay it forward. Let’s say that a stranger opens the door for you on the way to work, pay it forward by telling your friend they do not have to pay you back, as long as they pay it forward.

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When you pay it forward, it means that you are taking one act of kindness and passing it along to someone else, who should then pass it along again. You do not ask for anything in return, just that they keep passing along the generosity. I believe in this because if everyone did a good deed every day, not only will they help the world be a better place, but they lift one persons spirit and helping others improve the way you feel about yourself.

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There are two reasons I explained a little of my past, one would be to say that I was mature sooner than the people around me and that did make me see more hate and cruelty in the world. When someone grows up with these feelings, feelings that were implanted inside them because that was all they knew, they grow up hating and being mean to others. Since, I found such wonderful friends I am able to rid myself of the bad and replace it with unswerving morality. I was able to see the good. And it all started with someone being nice to me, someone loving me and showing me what I mean to them. It started with someone paying it forward to help me through the day. It is much easier to hate then it is to love, but loving makes you feel better about the world around you. And I truly believe that paying it forward makes me a happier person; it gives me a reason to smile.